One Man Dead After Apartment Building Explosion in Cedar Falls

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — One man is dead following an explosion at an apartment complex.

On Saturday afternoon, people at the Shady Rest Apartments heard a loud boom, and then felt the complex shake as debris flew into the parking lot.

Crews rescued 43-year-old Matt Ferleman from his apartment but he later died from his injuries.

Investigators say the explosion is likely related to a gas leak, but the state fire marshal is still investigating.


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